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While the car was on the way to New Hampshire, a skunk sprayed it with his distastefully smelly liquid. When Shri Nathji learned what had happened, he laughed heartily and said: It greeted us with the only substance it had in its possession!
The smell served as a strong reminder of the skunk, all the way to New Hampshire. Perhaps the skunk had been protesting to its Creator against the obnoxious smell He had given it. The Creator could have found the skunk only in America. It was God’s creation rebelling against God. Perhaps the skunk had merely served to remind God that a part of His Creation stank!
In Omar Khayyam’s words, the query would have been addressed to the Divine Potter for making a vessel that was shaped awry:
What! Did the hand, then, of the potter shake?